Hundreds of years before the Messiah arrived in Bethlehem, Isaiah prophesied about him many times. And when modern readers turn to this Old Testament prophet, passages related to Christmas can’t help but leap from the page. Prophesies about a great light, a child born, someone named Immanuel, a suffering servant, the lamb of God, and, of course, the prince of peace.
To help unpack this book of Christmas prophecies, Charles Morris speaks to Ray Ortlund Jr., Old Testament scholar and son of Haven’s third Speaker. If you are a longtime listener to Haven, his voice will be immediately recognizable. A pastor to pastors, Ray is the perfect person to help you reflect on the powerful themes of Christmas and the cross in the book of Isaiah.
More Related to Ray Ortlund Jr. and Isaiah
- Listen to Ray’s extensive sermon series on Isaiah.
- Read Ray’s book in the Preaching God’s Word commentary series Isaiah: God Saves Sinners.
- Listen to last week’s podcast with Iain Duguid on finding Christmas in Zechariah.
- Read Charles Morris’ blog Christmas Through the Eyes of Isaiah.
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